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Monday, September 14, 2009

New Pots

Here are some new Raku pots from my firing this weekend. Gerry very kindly photographed them for me last night, thanks Ger! And thanks to Steven Forbes deSoule for all of the information he so generously shared at Penland. My friend Laura Farrow gave me some different colors of glass to try. The yellow and orange burned out and puddled in the bottom of some bowls in a rather ugly way. The red did good, it has some interesting black outlines to it and the cobalt glass did best of all. There was also some opaque turquoise that will be nice but I put it on a pot with turquoise glaze, so guess what, it didn't show up strangely enough! I like these pots, it's a different direction for me, I am leaning towards mixed media pots right now and tried out some different things to incorporate with the pieces. Also trying some variations of surface treatments. Mostly just having fun, I have no idea where this is going yet. And I still want to make some Earthenware, it's nagging way back in my brain like crazy, but where in the h.e.l.l. does that fit in to all of this! Rather nice photos for a change, enjoy.....
This is some kind of animal bone, don't think it's a skull, maybe part of the backbone?
This pot was a messed up thing, I first used Sacco Copper and it was nasty, so I put Pipenburg over it and re fired it and ta da , nebula!
Metal scraps from the scrap heap at Penland
Sassy Fat White, magnesium on steroids. Aren't these great photos? If you could only see the contraption we created in my tiny tiny studio space to do this. You would laugh at me, I know you would!

More metal from Penland

15 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Pretty wild and crazy pots, Tracey.

Mike said...

Nice work. Are you applying those glazes with a brush?

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

They are wild and crazy Hollis. Hey Mike, some are brushed, some are poured, some are blobbed on thickly.
I normally brush though.

Linda Starr said...

Wow Tracey, these are wonderful, I love your new work, bold and beautiful. How is the metal applied when fired or aftewards? I love that crawl glaze and all the colors. I would not laugh at your photo shoot - no way, the photos are great.

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

Linda: I just put the metal on with epoxy after firing. I want to try some during the firing to see what happens also. So much to do, so little time!

Laura said...

OMG Tracey!! The glass is awesome! It makes sense that the yellow and orange would burn out at a high temp.. glad the blue and red worked out though. See you Friday!

John Shirley said...

What amazing surfaces you are achieving. Quite spectacular

ang said...

hey trace great shots i can only imagine the setup we do a similar thing at my place looking at every detail to see how we can work the light the best..did you raku a magnesium glaze?? cool, must look into that i love the magnesium chunky stuff..only got it down to cone6 so far though..

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

hi Nag: Yes the white is a magnesium glaze. I also have a recipe for a black one like it. Both 04. I can send the recipes if you want them.

ang said...

you calling me a nag..i never nag..!
ok that could be oz slang and you didn't understand any of that!!
Oh yes please to the 04 recipes..cheers ang x

traceybroome@mindspring.com said...

OH GOD! I am soooo sorry ANG! I have been doing this weird thing where I type my words backwards, and I got the letters of your name all in the wrong place!!!! Guess I need to proof read more. Sorry Sorry Sorry!!!!!

ang said...

heheheheheheh.... no problem, i thought it was funny...

Judy Shreve said...

Tracey - these pots are amazing!! I love them all.

Jerry said...

I love the combination of the clay and the metal elements. The pear piece is really great. Nice work!

jimgottuso said...

wow! the red glass is amazing and that vase is beautiful... i would very much like to see the contraption that made those nice photos in the tiny space of your studio